1st half marathon (Read 1588 times)

Maggie & Molly

    finally!!!!  I ran the New Bedford Half Marathon today and finished at 2:21:25.  I am very happy with that.  I've been struggling a lot and expected to come in between 2:30 and 3:00.  AND, I stopped to help a woman who's knee gave out on her - I'm guessing that was 30 seconds to a minute stop.  I am just so happy right now!

     "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."
    Wisdom of Confucius

    HF 4363

      Congrats!  Smile

      'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'


      "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher


      "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

      Queen of 3rd Place

        Congratulations! Enjoy the feeling!

        Ex runner

        Runs With Kid

          I remember my first half...10 years ago...what a rush!  Congrats!  Have you booked your next race yet?

          Loves the outdoors

            Congratulations!! Well Done Smile

            One day I decided I wanted to become a runner, so I did.


              Great job! Congratulations!

                Congrats Cherrie Girl!!!   I am soooooooo happy for you!


                  Way to go  Cherrie !  

                  Along for the Ride

                    Nicely done Cherrie!

                    Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

                    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.



                      Great job, very impressive!

                      Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                        Awesome job! 

                        bob e v
                        2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

                        Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

                        Break the 1000 mi barrier!

                        History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

                        Maggie & Molly

                          thanks all.  I'm taking a few days for my thighs to feel like they work again and then back at it.  Planning on running the Cox 1/2 on May 1st.

                           "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."
                          Wisdom of Confucius

                          HF 4363

                            I'll be running Cox as well... good luck there.

                            5K - 18:25 - 3/19/11
                            10K - 39:38 - 12/13/09
                            1/2 - 1:29:38 - 5/30/10
                            Full - 3:45:40 - 5/27/07

                            old Paratrooper

                              Well done!  good on ya for helping a fellow runner as well

                                Good job- nothing like double digits to inspire you.